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Meaning of "wildcatter" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WILDCATTER

wildcatter  [ˈwaɪldˌkætə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WILDCATTER

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determiner
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Wildcatter is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WILDCATTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wildcatter

Wildcatter

A wildcatter is an American term for a person who drills wildcat wells, which are exploration oil wells drilled in areas not known to be oil fields. A wildcatter notable for his success was Texan oil tycoon Glenn McCarthy. The term dates from the early oil industry in western Pennsylvania. For instance, the Titusville Herald noted in 1880: "The discovery of the fluid in New York State was the signal for a general exodus of wildcatters from all parts of the oil country..." The origin in the petroleum industry comes from Wildcat Hollow in Oil Creek State Park located near Titusville, PA. Wildcat Hollow was one of the many productive fields in the early oil era. According to tradition, a speculator who risked his luck by drilling in this narrow valley shot a wildcat, had it stuffed and set it atop his derrick. The mounted cat gave its name to the hollow. Because the area was largely untested and somewhat away from Oil Creek Flats, the term Wildcatter was coined, describing a person who risked drilling in an unproven area. However, wildcat was American slang for any risky business venture by 1838, long before the rise of the petroleum industry.

Definition of wildcatter in the English dictionary

The definition of wildcatter in the dictionary is a prospector for oil or ores in areas having no proved resources.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WILDCATTER


ballicatter
ˌbælɪˈkætə
batter
ˈbætə
bescatter
bɪˈskætə
blatter
ˈblætə
chatter
ˈtʃætə
combater
ˈkɒmbætə
flatter
ˈflætə
hatter
ˈhætə
kata
ˈkætə
Kenyatta
kɛnˈjætə
latter
ˈlætə
matter
ˈmætə
matters
ˈmætə
parramatta
ˌpærəˈmætə
platter
ˈplætə
regatta
rɪˈɡætə
scatter
ˈskætə
shatter
ˈʃætə
splatter
ˈsplætə
troposcatter
ˈtrɒpəʊˌskætə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WILDCATTER

wild water
Wild West
Wild West show
wild-card
wild-eyed
wild-goose chase
wild-water
wildcat
wildcat strike
wildcatted
wildcatting
Wilde
wildebeest
wilder
wilderment
wilderness
wildfire
wildfowl
wildfowler
wildfowling

WORDS THAT END LIKE WILDCATTER

better
condensed matter
condensed-matter
dark matter
fatter
fly swatter
for that matter
formatter
front matter
no laughing matter
no matter
organic matter
pancake batter
patter
ratter
seafood platter
slatter
squatter
subject matter
the fact of the matter
the matter

Synonyms and antonyms of wildcatter in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «wildcatter» into 25 languages

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投机分子
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Wildcatter
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المنقب
280 millions of speakers

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старатель
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wildcatter
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wildcatter
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wildcatter
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Wildcatter
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Wildcatter
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wildcatter
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wildcatter
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Wildcatter
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wildcatter
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wildcatter
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वाइल्डकॅटर
75 millions of speakers

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Wildcatter
70 millions of speakers

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Wildcatter
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Wildcatter
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

старатель
40 millions of speakers

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wildcatter
30 millions of speakers
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Wildcatter
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Wildcatter
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Wildcatter
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Trends of use of wildcatter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WILDCATTER»

The term «wildcatter» is normally little used and occupies the 117.169 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WILDCATTER» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WILDCATTER»

Discover the use of wildcatter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wildcatter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Wildcatter: A Novel
Or will the Golden Hind’s prospector foray to the planet’s surface, possibly to never return alive? Wildcatter is a raucous tale of mystery, greed and passion, told by master story teller Dave Duncan, once himself a for-real wildcatter!
Dave Duncan, 2014
2
Claytie: The Roller-Coaster Life of a Texas Wildcatter
This book tells it all, revealing one distinctive maverick who has left his boot prints all across Texas for 75 years.
Mike Cochran, 2007
3
Wildcatters: Texas Independent Oilmen
The new introduction brings the story up-to-date by addressing not only the subsequent careers of the wildcatters described in the book but also the role of independents in the current economy.
Roger M. Olien, Diana Davids Hinton, 2007
4
Wildcatter's Kid
FIRST LOVE, SECOND CHANCE For six long years, Laura Ramirez tried to forget the man who'd initiated her passion…and given her a baby he'd known nothing about.
Penny Richards, 2011
5
Texas Art and a Wildcatter's Dream: Edgar B. Davis and the ...
Twenty-nine color plates of the competitions’ best work are reproduced here, including paintings by such artists as José Arpa, Dawson Dawson-Watson, and Oscar E. Berninghaus, and Herbert Dunton (founding members of the Taos Society of ...
William E. Reaves, 1998
6
The Wildcatter
Seeking treasure—finding pleasure Penniless wildcatter Miguel Heydt has come seeking his fortune—oil—on Suntop land.
Peggy Nicholson, 2012
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The Texas Wildcatter's Baby
Love Isn't Part of the Deal Ginger Rollins can't believe she gave in to temptation—again!
Cathy Gillen Thacker, 2014
8
Wildcatter Woman
Independent Alexandra Young follows her father to the backlands of California's oil country and finds love in the arms of Burke Livingston, a wildcatter obsessed with his quest for oil
Dorothy Dowdell, 1987
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Wildcatter's Woman
Janet Dailey. “But just the fact that it's there is a good sign, isn't it?” Vanessa frowned, realizing more of her ignorance about Race's work. “The odds are against him.” The conservative banker in him showed his skepticism for long shots. “But.
Janet Dailey, 2011
10
The Widow and the Wildcatter
Large print edition of Waldenbooks bestselling contemporary romance. CIP data; NAVH Seal of Approval
Fran Baker, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WILDCATTER»

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Wildcatter Golf, Saturday
ALSO IN GOLF, THE GIGANTIC WILDCATTER TOURNAMENT FOR THE OIL INDUSTRY FOLKS MOVED ALONG TODAY AT THE CASPER COUNTRY CLUB ... «KCWY 13 Where News Comes First, Jul 15»
2
Securities regulators target S.A. wildcatter
A disgraced pastor turned wildcatter and his San Antonio company have landed in the cross hairs of state securities regulators over the sale of investments in an ... «San Antonio Express-News, Jun 15»
3
Fracking off to slow start in NC as wildcatters stumble
Wildcatters are having a hard time making a go of energy exploration in North Carolina. Since the state began accepting permit applications for fracking in ... «News & Observer, May 15»
4
Pat Bowlen: From son of a wildcatter to Ring of Fame
Not bad for a son of a Canadian wildcatter. Bowlen was born Feb. 18, 1944 in Prairie du Chien, Wis., where he was raised until he attended the University of ... «9NEWS.com, May 15»
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Low Oil Prices Spur Conventional Wildcatting Spree in Utah
Utah has been an attractive oil and gas venue for decades, with three key plays that drew all the attention until a fourth play was discovered by a small wildcatter ... «OilPrice.com, Mar 15»
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The Double Dipping Wildcatter
“Cal, boy, the one thing you can't do, is tough it out. You'll be dead in two weeks. A month tops. So what's your poison.” Cal Hammer, long time wildcatter, just ... «Daily Caller, Mar 15»
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Inside Tech Wildcatters, the nationally-recognized B2B accelerator …
IMG_7154 Executive Director Molly Cain, co-founder and CEO Gabriella Draney, and VP of Corporate Affairs and PR Clarisa Lindenmeyer of Tech Wildcatters. «GeekWire, Mar 15»
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Will Wildcatter's 'Naked' Gamble on Oil Prices Pay Off?
A wildcatter—he has called himself an “explorationist”—Mr. Hamm started the company that would become Continental in 1967 and first struck oil in 1971 in ... «Wall Street Journal, Dec 14»
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Nelson Bunker Hunt, second son of legendary wildcatter H.L. Hunt …
Nelson Bunker Hunt, the wildcatter who surpassed the legacy of his father, H.L. Hunt, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at a Dallas assisted living center. «Dallas Morning News, Oct 14»
10
Gas Wildcatter Aubrey McClendon Plans Mutliple Shale IPOs
Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Aubrey McClendon, the U.S. shale gas pioneer ousted from Chesapeake Energy Corp. last year, plans to take public the exploration ... «Bloomberg, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wildcatter [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wildcatter>. Jul 2020 ».
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